The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published online (ISSN 2166-5087), aimed at the promotion of scholarship across disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and understanding of the neurosciences and implications in the legal, social and ethical realms. It is our policy to never charge readers to access the journal or authors to publish scholarship in it.

The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics is committed to presenting wide-ranging discussions. We publish works that explore ideas, concepts, theories and their implications across multiple disciplines and professions, including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, education, social work, law, the neuro-, bio-, medical and pharmaceutical sciences. We are interested in works that offer critical analyses of relevant issues as well as those that explore the political, social, moral and legal implications of recent work in these fields. Publishing the journal online means we are able to offer open access to its contents to scholars at any level, anywhere in the world where there is internet connection. Online publication will also shorten the time from submission to publication.


We welcome submissions on all topics relevant to cognition and neuroethics. Articles should not exceed 20,000 words including footnotes and bibliography.

Book Reviews
We encourage book review submissions on (relatively) recently published books that address cognition and neuroethics topics, broadly understood. For further information, please contact the JCN editor, Jami L. Anderson, at

Dialogues provides a forum for the discussion of issues in Cognition and Neuroethics. We welcome authors working together and creating productive conversations to share those discussions here. Submissions for this section should be 4000 words or less. 

Analysis offers an opportunity for short analyses (3000 words or less) of specific healthcare policy issues, acts of legislation (either already existing or proposed), court decisions, or other contemporary developments relevant to Cognition and Neuroethics. 



The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics invites submissions that are not currently under consideration or published elsewhere, either in print or in electronic format. The JCN, at this time, can only accept completed work; the editors cannot offer feedback on work in progress. We neither encourage nor discourage potential authors to cite previously published works from the JCN in their submissions. We are especially interested in examining productive questions and controversies concerning cognition and neuroethics issues widely understood. The JCN is an anonymous peer-reviewed journal. In order for a manuscript to be considered for publication, the JCN requires the following:

(1) An MS Word copy of the manuscript with no identifying information of authorship within the manuscript should be submitted below;

(2) An accompanying abstract of approximately 200 words and a list of keywords; (3) a cover letter containing contact information, including a mailing and an e-mail address; and

(3) a cover letter containing contact information, including a mailing and an e-mail address; and

(4) All submissions must comply with the CCN Style Guide.